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MUSIC VIDEO: Boss of My Body

Video: “Boss of My Body” — You and your kids will want to move to this super catchy beat, that also sends meaningful messages to kids, ecouraging them to take charge of their bodies.

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Announcing: “Ruby’s Studio: The Safety Show!”

How can we talk to our children about safety without scaring them? In answer to this #1 concern of parents and caregivers of young children, The Safety Show, the latest installment in the multiple award-winning ‘Ruby’s Studio” series, takes a modern, empowering approach to kids’ personal safety.

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Why We Created “The Safety Show”

Take a look at some behind-the-scenes snapshots of our latest episode in our award-winning video series, “Ruby’s Studio.” The show is all about how to empower our kids to keep themselves safe. Abbie Schiller, Founder and CEO of The Mother Company, shares her thoughts on why the show was made, and why it’s so important for today’s generation of kids and parents.

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What We’re Hearing

Is home schooling a viable option? Can probiotics help colicky babies? These posts and more, gathered from the web, meant to support and inspire our parenting.

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The Hazards of Over-Protecting

Scared for your child’s safety in this big, bad world? Lenore Skenazy, from “Free Range Kids,” says parents need to brave their fear.

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What We’re Hearing

A teacher in Mexico bucks conventional teaching methods and his students thrive, why love is action, and are we guiding our kids to be too careful? These topics are addressed in the posts we’ve gathered from around the web to support and inspire our parenting.

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Twitter Chat: Let’s talk about Safety and Our Kids

Twitter Chat: Please join us on Tuesday, October 29th at 1pmPT/4pmET to discuss safety and our young kids. We welcome your questions and concerns!

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Keeping Kids Safe From Sexual Predators

If there’s one thing parents can learn from the horrific cases of child molestation that have been in the news lately, it’s that teaching our children about body safety is more important than ever. But just how do we get the message across that “no one touches your privates” in a way that’s empowering — and not scary — to young children? Safety expert Pattie Fitzgerald tackles this very tough topic.

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Free-Range Kids vs. Protective Parents

Is our modern world so dangerous that we need to keep our eyes on our kids at all times? Lenore Skenazy, author of “Free-Range Kids” says children today are safer than ever before and we should loosen the overprotective reins. What do you think?

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Discussing Disaster With Our Children

Japan, Katrina, Southeast Asia and Thailand: it’s pretty scary to recount all the devastating natural disasters our world has faced in the past decade. What does the future hold for our little ones? When is the appropriate age to talk about how to react in an emergency, without engendering undue stress and fear? Melissa Brymer, Director of the Terrorism and Disaster Programs at the UCLA-Duke University National Center for Child Traumatic Stress, offers some helpful guidance through this difficult topic.